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Current bylaws only allow two dogs in a household but Council will consider an amendment that will allow three.
Councilor Simon Gibson says the only possible problem is the noise in apartment buildings.
“I’m willing to support this, I see that the majority of communities have this. The only concern I do have is that in multiple housing complexes you add three dogs it could aggravate the situation.”
Councilor Patricia Ross says that won’t be an issue.
“Most strata councils will have bylaws that prohibit or regulate that anyway, they will only allow one dog. In fact they regulate the size of the dog. It can’t be above a certain weight.”
While there could potentially an increase in dog problems, city staff pointed out there would be some extra revenue from dog licenses and more places for dogs who need a home.
Staff will put together an amendment for Council to debate and vote on.